La Valse à Mille Temps

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La Valse à Mille Temps
American Debut Album.jpg
Studio album by
Recorded11–17 September 1959
LabelPhilips (original album)
Jacques Brel chronology
Au Printemps
La Valse à Mille Temps

La Valse à Mille Temps (English: The Waltz With A Thousand Beats) is Jacques Brel's fourth album. Also known as Jacques Brel 4 and American Début, the album was released in 1959 by Philips. The album was reissued on 23 September 2003 under the title La Valse à Mille Temps as part of the 16-CD box set Boîte à Bonbons by Barclay (980 816-6).[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jacques Brel except where noted.

1."La Valse À Mille Temps" (The Waltz With A Thousand Beats) 3:38
2."Seul" (Alone) 3:15
3."La Dame Patronnesse" (The Patroness) 3:09
4."Je T'aime" (I Love You)Jacques Brel, François Rauber2:08
5."Ne Me Quitte Pas" (Don't Leave Me) 3:38
6."Les Flamandes" (The Flemish) 2:25
7."Isabelle" (Isabella)Brel, Rauber3:00
8."La Mort" (Death) 2:42
9."La Tendresse" (Tenderness) 2:32
10."La Colombe" (The Dove) 2:52


The melody of "La Mort" is partly based, uncredited, on the traditional Gregorian chant Dies irae, which has been quoted in a large number of other works over the centuries.


  1. ^ Discogs "La Valse À Mille Temps" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Discography". Archived from Editions Jacques Brel the original Check |url= value (help) on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.